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Soaked Beauty by AleximusPrime Soaked Beauty by AleximusPrime
I'm sorry but you guys made me do it! WHY DOES RARITY STILL HAVE LAST PLACE ON THE BEST PONY POLLS?!?!? :iconraritydramaplz:

Yeah, I sure went all out in this one! It was just gonna be a pic of her like that, but I made a background finally! All it is is blobs and shapes to make it look like there's a forest and clouds and the sun and stuff, but I used Gaussian blur a lot so it looks pretty nice! And I made the lens flare in Gimp. Rarity, like usual, was made in Paint and then I did the shading and gradients and Gaussian blur in Paint.net. And very rarely do I use my real signature in pics, but I found a way to this time without my pen tablet. All in all I'd say she looks gorgeous, right Spike?!

:iconhappyspikeplz: :iconsaysplz::icondroolplz:

Hehe, don't hurt yourself there, Casanova! :giggle:

So yeah, I'm really loving how this turned out! Please give a critique if you're a premy! :)

MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM (c) Lauren Faust

EDIT: Featured on Equestria Daily! [link]

EDIT 2: Featured in the December Draw-off! [link]
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I would have to say that I love the colors you used for this piece. It brings out the highlight patterns in her mane and tail. The expression in her eyes is what drew me to this wonderful picture in the first place. The shine you gave them really does the blue tones justice. My thought is that she is either in a photo-shoot of some kind or is looking back on a loved one who she was having an evening out with. All in all I believe this is a wonderfully beautiful piece and hope to see more like with your talent.
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:iconingush98:
INGUSH98 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Nice !
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:iconjanthonyl:
Janthonyl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
CUTE!
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:iconakira500:
Akira500 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to see how much more popular she's gotten in the past year and a half, people REALLY want a few Rarity episodes now =D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and AJ's always had great character. :nod:
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:iconakira500:
Akira500 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree =D I could never get enough of AJ's country girl accent :aww: Heck, both of them deserve more episodes.
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:icongonzo22:
gonzo22 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
spike knows rarity a beauty no matter what and to spike rarity will always be the best pony with dolls
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:iconangelbattler:
angelbattler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I really do like Rarity's mane like that. Call me a stickler but yah
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Always, beautiful Rarity.
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:iconthewarlord1000:
Thewarlord1000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
You are indeed with a good artist. Very good with the water colors
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The water colors? You mean her hair being wet?
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:iconthewarlord1000:
Thewarlord1000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Yes thats it. Great job on this art, a truly good one. ^^
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Thanks, it still remains to be one of my best yet! :nod:
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:iconthebluev3:
TheblueV3 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsaysplz::icondroolplz:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Easy there! :3
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:iconthebluev3:
TheblueV3 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help it! her sexiness is making me like this!
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:iconauraknight90:
auraknight90 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Writer
Uh Spike *waves hand in front of his face*
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: That probably won't work. :3
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:iconauraknight90:
auraknight90 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Writer
:giggle:
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:iconthunder-thunder:
THUNDER-THUNDER Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
She looks so pretty :heart:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :nod: Spike is probably having an epic droolfest right now! XD
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:iconcarav2000:
CaraV2000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Artist
c'est magnifique!!!!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh.......magnificent? THanks! :3
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:iconcarav2000:
CaraV2000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Artist
ur welcome. :)
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:iconnorthspeed:
Northspeed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I actully think she looks better with her hair down like that. Sure, Rarity almost always looks good, but still :)
Great job
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She certainly has a more attractive look, that's for sure! :love:
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:iconavalarguardian:
AvalarGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous=D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :D
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:iconavalarguardian:
AvalarGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
The head's a little small, the shading is way too soft. Not all shadows are gradial, and often have sharp contrasts. The hair looks flat (especially the tail), and that's honestly about it lol. The background could do with work (don't worry, I majorly suck at them too), and -5 points for using the Lens Flare tool so predictably.

All in all, it's not too bad though. Hope I didn't come across as rude :meow:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really think her head is small? Cuz I actually think it's a bit big... :confused: And I meant for the shading to be that soft, I didn't see the need of doing more solid sharp contrast shading. I'm not sure I know what you meant in that second sentence but the shading is a tad bit dark in some places like on her flank. I think I get what you mean about the hair being flat, but I kinda meant for it to be like that, not too uber realistic. And........you're taking off points for the lens flare? That was for added realism, does that bother you?

Not at all, thanks for the critique. :nod:
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cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Well, if your intention is to be true to the style of the show, then the head is actually small :)

As for not seeing the "need" for the shading, that's a matter how what kind of look you're going for, I suppose. If you want realistic shading, you'll need to match the contours of her shapes with the proper types of shadows, which isn't displayed when all the shadows are soft like that.

And the lens flare is partially a joke. Check out the Encyclopedia Dramatica page on Lens Flare for a laugh lol [link]
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, I'd say it's the right scale. Look closer in the show, their heads are about that size compared to the rest of their body, but mine isn't perfect and it's actually a tad bit bigger.

Well I did want soft shading like I said.

Uh.......I don't see the joke behind this, and sorry, but I'm not going to Encyclopedia Dramatica ever again. That site should be taken down for libel and trolling, it's roughly on par with 4chan, don't send me anymore links there please.
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cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
If you put her body next to one from the show, the neck's too long and the head's a tad small. I can make a comparison photo if you really want.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no don't bother. Sorry but quite frankly I'm not seeing this...
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:iconcyhennessey:
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh, well, I already made it ^^;
[link]

Sorry, it was mainly the neck being too long that made the head look small. In reality, it was just a tad smaller than official size.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not loading whatever site you're on. Nevermind, you can take it down.

I'm still not sure I see this, but thanks anyways.
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SonictheHedgehogPL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Writer
I wonder if she will get more interaction with Spike in the future. Shame he didn't come to Twilight's party in the new episode.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so! Yeah, but at least in the end she was able to stand up for her friends.
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SqueezleDash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she's beautiful
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That she is! :D
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Like I said before, this look for Rarity is out of the ordinary for me
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But still beautiful as ever! :love:
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
And also, for some reason I hear Kenny G's "Songbird whenever I see her like this now, wierd
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh............I have no idea what you are talking about. But NO links or explanations please, I am not asking to know...
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
It's only smooth jazz
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Which I am not familiar with, therefore you left me clueless.
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student General Artist
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't I just get done saying I don't want a link? :iconwthplz:
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Leilani-Lily Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8D!!!!!!!
SOO PRETTY!!! :D :D :D :D :XD:
betcha Spike is having a heart attack ;P :D :giggle:
Love it!!! :D :D :D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, Spike is gonna print this out and frame it and have it mounted on his wall! :3
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